Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
41,730 2.6 % $17.73 $36,890 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.01 $13.70 $17.18 $21.18 $25.60
Annual Wage (2) $22,890 $28,500 $35,740 $44,060 $53,250


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 12,470 3.41 $17.28 $35,940
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 4,950 1.80 $15.38 $32,000
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 3,130 1.75 $18.84 $39,200
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 2,420 0.97 $17.80 $37,020
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,790 0.35 $16.65 $34,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 12,470 3.41 $17.28 $35,940
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 4,950 1.80 $15.38 $32,000
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 3,130 1.75 $18.84 $39,200
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,590 1.61 $20.20 $42,010
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing 620 1.50 $15.68 $32,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 50 0.04 $29.16 $60,660
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,670 0.33 $22.30 $46,390
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 210 0.22 $21.68 $45,090
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,590 1.61 $20.20 $42,010
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 90 0.01 $19.76 $41,090


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,250 0.48 1.53 $15.23 $31,670
California 4,540 0.31 0.98 $18.18 $37,810
Ohio 3,590 0.70 2.23 $17.97 $37,380
Illinois 3,220 0.56 1.79 $18.86 $39,230
Pennsylvania 2,800 0.50 1.58 $17.15 $35,670




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 260 0.88 2.79 $15.97 $33,220
Wisconsin 1,950 0.72 2.29 $18.71 $38,910
Ohio 3,590 0.70 2.23 $17.97 $37,380
South Carolina 1,260 0.69 2.19 $18.05 $37,550
Michigan 2,250 0.56 1.79 $16.64 $34,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 260 0.16 0.51 $23.17 $48,190
Massachusetts 1,070 0.33 1.04 $22.70 $47,210
Connecticut 910 0.56 1.77 $21.32 $44,340
Maine 190 0.32 1.02 $21.27 $44,240
Washington 390 0.14 0.44 $20.19 $42,000





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,130 1.14 3.61 $14.23 $29,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.53 1.67 $19.52 $40,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.46 1.45 $19.23 $40,000
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,350 1.33 4.24 $17.80 $37,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.78 2.47 $16.06 $33,400
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 800 0.98 3.12 $18.47 $38,420
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 680 0.61 1.95 $17.93 $37,290
Pittsburgh, PA 560 0.49 1.56 $17.44 $36,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 540 0.30 0.97 $20.54 $42,710
Rochester, NY 480 0.97 3.10 $17.96 $37,350




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Joplin, MO 220 2.79 8.87 $15.14 $31,490
Columbus, IN 130 2.68 8.52 $15.35 $31,930
Rockford, IL 300 2.11 6.69 $17.83 $37,080
Erie, PA 190 1.53 4.85 $17.01 $35,380
Battle Creek, MI 80 1.45 4.62 $15.30 $31,830
Peoria, IL 250 1.38 4.38 $20.19 $42,000
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,350 1.33 4.24 $17.80 $37,020
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 240 1.32 4.21 $15.33 $31,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,130 1.14 3.61 $14.23 $29,590
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 240 1.12 3.55 $16.62 $34,560




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 230 0.55 1.75 $25.68 $53,420
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 230 0.23 0.72 $23.90 $49,710
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $23.32 $48,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 280 0.16 0.51 $22.85 $47,530
Eau Claire, WI 60 0.79 2.52 $22.46 $46,720
Appleton, WI 70 0.57 1.81 $22.24 $46,260
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 350 0.40 1.28 $22.07 $45,910
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.82 $45,380
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 40 0.49 1.56 $21.80 $45,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.05 0.15 $21.77 $45,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 740 6.79 21.57 $18.52 $38,520
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 490 3.13 9.95 $14.71 $30,610
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 490 1.69 5.38 $13.70 $28,500
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 390 1.43 4.54 $17.18 $35,740
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 310 1.86 5.90 $17.99 $37,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 740 6.79 21.57 $18.52 $38,520
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 3.37 10.69 $15.50 $32,230
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 490 3.13 9.95 $14.71 $30,610
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 310 1.86 5.90 $17.99 $37,420
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 490 1.69 5.38 $13.70 $28,500

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 1.15 3.64 $20.92 $43,500
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.53 $42,710
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.34 $42,310
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 1.87 $19.90 $41,390
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 1.55 $19.83 $41,260


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014